Definitions of White-collar
- (adjective) Of or relating to individuals who work in offices or other professional settings.
- (adjective) Of or relating to work done by such individuals.
Syllabification: white col·lar
- American English – /wIEt-kAHl-uhr/
- British English – /wiet-kOl-uh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /waɪt-ˈkɑlər/
- British English – /ˌwʌɪtˈkɒlə/
- Plural: white-collars
- White-collar is a reference to the white dress shirts worn by professionals such as bankers and lawyers.
- White-collar is contrasted to blue-collar.
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- Word origin of “white-collar” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- Sutherland, Edwin Hardin. 1949. White Collar Crime. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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Cite the Definition of White-collar
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “white-collar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/white-collar/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
white-collar. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/white-collar/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “white-collar.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/white-collar/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“white-collar.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/white-collar/>.